CenturyLink, Inc. (
) will begin trading ex-dividend on May 30, 2013. A cash dividend
payment of $0.54 per share is scheduled to be paid on June 14,
2013. Shareholders who purchased CTL stock prior to the ex-dividend
date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an
-25.52% decrease from the same period a year ago. At the current
stock price of $37.07, the dividend yield is 5.83%.
The previous trading day's last sale of CTL was $37.07,
representing a -14.64% decrease from the 52 week high of $43.43 and
a 15.66% increase over the 52 week low of $32.05.
CTL is a part of the Public Utilities sector, which includes
companies such as China Mobile (Hong Kong) Ltd. (
) and AT&T Inc. (
). CTL's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's
profitability, is $1.4. Zacks Investment Research reports CTL's
forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as 3%, compared to an industry
average of 33.1%.
For more information on the declaration, record and payment
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Interested in gaining exposure to CTL through an Exchange
Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have CTL as a top-10 holding:
- iShares Dow Jones U.S. Telecommunications Index Fund (
- Vanguard Telecommunication Services ETF (
- First Trust Utilities AlphaDEX Fund (
- Guggenheim S&P 500 Equal Weight Utilities ETF (
- SPDR S&P Telecom ETF (
The top-performing ETF of this group is VOX with an increase of
10.98% over the last 100 days. IYZ has the highest percent
weighting of CTL at 6.57%.